Best Cruiser Bikes In India under INR 2 Lakh


A long tour on a cruiser bike is what most of them dream of. Most of the cruiser bikes carry old-school looks, which attract more people. In India, this segment is limited and most of the people have started using it for daily commuting also. So, here we present you the best cruiser bikes in India under Rs 2 Lakhs. 

Back in the 1930s, the cruiser bikes trend started. Similar to the cafe racer bikes, these had a different riding posture with a backrest. Most of them would remember hardcore cruisers by the name of Harley Davidson, Triumph, Norton, Royal Enfield and more. These cruisers have been popular since the World War times, because of better riding quality and powerful engines. In India, the trend started in the 1950s and is still living largely inside people. You would imagine of taking such a bike and going to Leh-Ladakh or Shimla and such beautiful places. The feel, the windy air and the comfortable riding are what we want to relieve us from the daily stress.

In this article, we present you best cruiser bikes in India under Rs 2 lakhs. Ordinarily, for a working-class person, this budget is ideal. The list includes some old-timers and some modern cruisers. Read along to choose one and pack your bags for a long and comfortable tour.

Best Cruiser Bikes in India – Royal Enfield Thunderbird

2017 royal enfield thunderbird 350 images front angle view Best Cruiser Bikes

Model Royal Enfield Thunderbird
Price Rs 1.45 Lakhs to Rs 1.88 Lakhs
Fuel Petrol
Engine 350cc/500cc Twin-spark
Power 19.8 BHP/27 BHP
Torque 28 Nm/43 Nm
Transmission 5-speed Manual
Average Mileage 35 KMPL/30 KMPL

The ruler of the highways has been on sale since Y2K. Not the virus, I meant the start of the 21st century. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird has been the number one choice of customers who cherish cruising along long highways, absent from the chaos-ridden cities. Topping our list of best cruiser bikes in India, the Thunderbird was recently updated with funky new colours in contrast with matte black. The new Thunderbird X twins offer the same highway cruising capability while being more city-friendly for versatile use. Available to order in both 350cc and 500cc versions with the former developing 19.8 hp and 28 Nm and the latter making 27 hp and 43 Nm. The Thunderbird range in India starts around INR 1.45 lakh and goes all the way to INR 1.88 lakh ex-showroom.

Also Read: Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 Price, Features, Specs- All You Need To Know

Best Cruiser Bikes In India – Royal Enfield Classic

Best Cruiser Bikes

Model Royal Enfield Classic
Price Rs 1.35 Lakhs to Rs 1.90 Lakhs
Fuel Petrol
Engine 350cc/500cc Twin-spark
Power 19.8 BHP/27 BHP
Torque 28 Nm/43 Nm
Transmission 5-speed Manual
Average Mileage 35 KMPL/30 KMPL

Taking the second position in our best cruiser in India report is the Thunderbird’s cousin, the Classic. Much like its elder sibling, the Classic too offers funky new colours to appeal to the young crowd. While both bikes share the same engines, the classic is more popular of the two as its comfortable both in the city and out on the highway. It has earned its name hard as at a time, this was the only bike that could take one to the beautiful city of Leh. The torture of the bike and rider go through each year travelling the same patch is beyond imagination. Yet, the Bullet has been doing it for over a decade now. If not the best, the Royal Enfield Bullet is beyond any doubt the most versatile cruiser in the nation.

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The Classic is powered by a 350cc and a 500cc engine, with the former developing 19.8 hp and 28 Nm while the latter making 27 hp and 43 Nm. The Classic is the highest selling model by Royal Enfield and trust me, you can never go wrong with this one. The Royal Enfield Bullet Classic ranges between INR 1.35 lakh to INR 1.90 lakh.

Best Cruiser Bikes In India – Bajaj Avenger Series


2018 Bajaj Avenger Street 180 fiery red Best Cruiser Bikes

Model Bajaj Avenger
Price Rs 85,997 to Rs 94,366
Fuel Petrol
Engine 180cc/220cc DTS-i
Power 15.3 BHP/18.7 BHP
Torque 13.7 Nm/17.5 Nm
Transmission 5-speed Manual
Average Mileage 45 KMPL/40 KMPL

Bajaj updated its Avenger series comprehensively this year. The new Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220, Avenger Street 180 are the cruiser models by Bajaj on sale right now. The design updates for 2018 included LED DRL, blacked-out alloy wheels, new graphics and a new grab rail. The 220’s analogue instrument cluster gets replaced by a digital one with orange backlit on the Street and blue on the Cruise. The Bajaj Avenger series offer long-distance cruising capabilities in a pocket-friendly and considerably lighter package.

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If you don’t like the long stroke engines of Royal Enfield, the Avenger series might be a good option for you. The Bajaj Avenger Street 180 employs a 180cc DTSi engine that makes 15.3 bhp and 13.7 Nm. The Avenger 220 is powered by a 220cc engine with a max output of 18.7 bhp and 17.5 Nm. While the Avenger 180 series start at INR 85,997, the Avenger 220 series start at INR 94,366. The asking price alone for these products make them one of the top contenders in our report of best cruisers in India.

Best Cruiser Bikes In India – UM Renegade Classic

um renegade classic india images Best Cruiser Bikes

Model UM Renegade Classic
Price Rs 1.89 Lakhs
Fuel Petrol
Engine 279cc
Power 25 BHP
Torque 23 Nm
Transmission 5-speed Manual
Average Mileage 40 KMPL

The new boy in town, UM, directly locked its horns with Royal Enfield upon launch here. Their product lineup targeted customers directly from Royal Enfield’s hands. While making a boom with over 10,000 pre-bookings done online, UM failed to impress the public with the sales dropping soon enough. The UM Renegade is not a lousy product rather offers a great bang for the buck. Powering the cruiser is a 279cc engine making 25 hp and 23 Nm. The UM Renegade Classic range starts at INR 1.89 lakh in India.

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Best Cruiser Bikes In India – Suzuki Intruder 150

Suzuki Intruder FI Price In India Best Cruiser Bikes

Model Suzuki Intruder 150
Price Rs 99,995 to Rs 1.06 Lakhs
Fuel Petrol
Engine 154.9cc
Power 14.6 BHP
Torque 14 Nm
Transmission 5-speed Manual
Average Mileage 54 KMPL

Currently, the laugh of the town, the Suzuki Intruder 150 borrows its name from the legendary cruiser from the automaker. While the original Intruder is available with 800cc and above engines, the 150 simply seems awkward. The Intruder 150 borrows its underpinnings from the Gixxer and the 150 cc engine is good for 14.1 PS and 14 Nm. The quirky looks of the Suzuki cruiser were supposed to impress its customers but rather became a joke amongst the international media upon launch. With prices starting at INR 1.00 lakh, the Intruder 150 offers single-channel ABS for added safety.

Must Read: Suzuki Intruder 150 Price, Mileage, Features- All You Need To Know

Best Cruiser Bikes In India – Bajaj Dominar 400

Bajaj Dominar 400

Model Bajaj Dominar 400
Price Rs 1.46 Lakhs to Rs 1.58 Lakhs
Fuel Petrol
Engine 379cc
Power 34.5 BHP
Torque 35 Nm
Transmission 6-speed Manual
Average Mileage 27 KMPL

They call Bajaj Dominar 400, a ‘power cruiser’. Well, it lives up to its nickname as Dominar is truly a beast machine. It is currently one of the emerging bikes in India. Bajaj Domimar is a 400 CC powered half cruiser-half sports bike. It can easily be the cheapest option in its segment. Dominar 400 runs on a 373 CC Liquid Cooled engine that produces 34.5 BHP wort of power and 35 Nm worth of torque. Dominar delivers a claimed mileage of 27 KMPL with a riding range of around 350 Kms. It comes with features like Split Reverse LCD Display, Automatic LED Headlamps, Dual Channel ABS, Fully Digital Instrument Cluster and more. Dominar 400 is aggressively priced starting from Rs 1.46 Lakh for the standard variant to Rs 1.58 Lakh for the ABS variant (both prices ex-showroom).

Best Cruiser Bikes In India – Overview

Model Price Engine Mileage
Royal Enfield Thunderbird Rs 1.45 Lakhs to Rs 1.88 Lakhs 350cc/500cc
Royal Enfield Classic Rs 1.35 Lakhs to Rs 1.90 Lakhs 350cc/500cc
Baja Avenger Rs 85,997 to Rs 94,663 180cc/220cc
Suzuki Intruder 150 Rs 99,995 to Rs 1.06 Lakhs 154.9cc 54 KMPL
Bajaj Dominar 400 Rs 1.46 Lakhs to Rs 1.58 Lakhs 379cc 25 KMPL

We hope this list helps you decide your next perfect cruiser for the upcoming Leh season. Leave your feedback in the comments section below.

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